Hi, all! We're going to release a new bonus episode this week. So far, the bonus episodes have been tailored toward graduate programs, students, and mentors.
Pedagogue is committed to facilitating conversations that move across institutions and positions (graduate students to emeritus). This week our bonus episode is going to focus on another aspect of graduate school.
I hope you are finding these bonus episodes useful. Please feel free to post your comments and thoughts on Twitter.
I hope everyone got a chance to listen to Episode 7: Lisa King (released Friday, 09/20)!
Hi! A new episode is being released this Friday, 09/20. In this episode, we talk about Native American and Indigenous rhetorics, what this work means for the classroom, how it changes our approach to teaching writing and rhetoric, and how to navigate conversations with students on indigenous stories and texts. Our guest shares additional resources for teachers and allies interested in embracing this work in their classrooms.
Stay tuned to find out who our guest is on Friday. And subscribe to our podcast to get episodes as soon as they release. You can also listen to episodes on SoundCloud or through our site, and read transcripts to every episode (and bonus episode).
Earlier, I wrote about how I wanted to use this blog space to reflect on possible resources and strategies teachers could use in their own classrooms. I've written about resources in Episode 1 & 2 with Mike Rose and resources in Episode 3 with Stephanie Vie. Some resource posts are going to be filled with book and article recommendations, while others will offer strategies and tips for pedagogical practices and activities.
In Episode 4, Steve Parks talks about his commitment to community partnerships and establishing relationships with local organizations. He also shares how he attempts to create a classroom community that is democratic and dialogic. I decided to separate those two threads and identify key points in hopes of providing resources for teachers interested in this type of work.
On establishing and developing community partnerships
On building a classroom community that is democratic and dialogic
Steve also mentioned Raymond Williams' "Cultures is Ordinary." You can read that here. And please feel free to read the whole episode transcript to learn more about both these threads.
I hope this helps.
Hi all, I hope all is well! Happy new academic year. If you haven't listened to the new Pedagogue Bonus episode released earlier this week, give it a listen. Les Hutchinson and I talk about the job market, share our experiences, and offer some advice that might help those navigating the market.
I think it's a good episode for graduate students interested in knowing more about what to expect and what to do, and also those faculty members who mentor grad students. I imagine the bonus episode could help complement job placement workshops or seminars -- and help grad students better understand different stages of planning for the market (not just what to do when you are on the market).
Some other good news: yesterday, we hit 5,000 unique visits on the site. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thanks for listening and sharing and circulating the episodes. We've been around for 4 months, and that 5k represents your willingness to listen and share more than anything else. It's easy to get caught up in the numbers. 5k or 20 people. It doesn't matter. That's not what the podcast is about. Pedagogue is about building a community of diverse voices talking about teaching writing. Helping each other. I'm committed to that work.
You're going to be hearing from some great teachers -- from community colleges to private universities -- in the upcoming months. There's also going to be some great bonus episodes: writing the dissertation, advice for publishing, and applying to graduate programs. Comment below or send a tweet and let me know what bonus episode you want to hear next.
Teachers talking writing